There are a few different methods that can be used to clean stainless steel, but the method you choose all depends on what you’re actually cleaning. Stainless steel will almost never rust or corrode, so what kind of things need cleaning? Unfortunately, stainless steel is prone to scratches and stains such as dirt, dust and grime. These types of stains can easily be cleaned, but how?

Warm Water

One of the easiest ways to clean anything is by simply applying warm water with a cloth. Warm water on stainless steel will suffice for routine cleaning and it will remove most stains. This method is not very risky and will not damage the surface of the stainless steel. However, water spots can appear if the water is not dried properly, so make sure you dry it with a towel or a cloth.

Dish Soap

If water isn’t enough to clean the stain, you should try using mild dish soap as well as the warm water. This, similarly to the warm water, will not damage your stainless steel but it is important that it is dried off when completed. Mix your water and dish soap in a bucket or sink, and soak your cloth with the liquid. Then apply the cloth to the stainless steel and wipe down its surface.

Removing Fingerprints

This applies more to push plates rather than Kick Plates, as fingerprints will unlikely be an issue on Kick Plates. To remove fingerprints from stainless steel, you can use glass cleaner and a microfibre cloth. Spray the cleaner directly onto the stainless steel and simply wipe down the surface with a microfibre cloth. Towel dry the surface so that excess stains are not obtained.